Motorists using roads that ring around Parliament have endured hellish gridlocks this afternoon after President Museveni’s Special Forces Command (SFC) operatives closed off major access roads.
By 7:00am,SFC operatives had closed off the busy Parliament Avenue and adjacent roads, cathching motorists unawares and forcing them to make dangerous U-turns in the middle of roads, triggering chaotic traffic snarl-ups.
No prior notice was given to motorists on social media warning about the planned closure of the roads and matters were made worse that Museveni who was expected at Parliament by 9:00am showed up way past 3:00pm.
The closure of Parliament Avenue, a notoriously busy intersection, meant that connection to City Hall, Prison’s Headquarters, Ministry of
Education, Ministry of Justice and other hectic government
installations was cut.
To add to the traffic chaos, the National Theatre was hosting students who were being ferried in buses, causing more congestion.
Some motorists spent hours stuck in the congestion and could be seen angrily exchanging with traffic officers
Inside Parliament, MPs were involved in angry exchanges with SFC operatives as they forced them to use the lower parking.
Mr Museveni was at Parliament to launch the Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Malaria and Mass Action against Malaria (MAAM).